Scroll to top

Preamble

Overview

The Founding and Governing Code of Ethics of The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Charitable Trusts (the “Code of Ethics” and the “Ethics”) shall ethically guide, inform, and govern any and all activity involving, relating, referring, or otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts.

Therefore, persons engaged in any such activity are expected to uphold the principles delineated below.

I — Your Ethics Agreements

— first, with respect to the Agreement you enter into with The Ikoku Charitable Trusts via the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, the Codes and Polices, and The Ikoku Charitable Trusts User Agreement and Code of Conduct, you understand and adhere to the following:

i. Your Agreement
that you understand the Codes and Policies, including the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, to be an integral part of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts User Agreement and Code of Conduct you enter into with The Ikoku Charitable Trusts.
ii. Your Consent
that your consent to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts User Agreement and Code of Conduct includes your legally equivalent consent to the Codes and Polices and to the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics.
iii. Your Adherence
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics and the Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification, including as they are amended from time to time by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts.
iv. Your Duty
that you have read, understood, consented to, and accepted your attendant duty to the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics as well as to the Codes and Policies — which is limited to specifically include your legally binding agreement to refrain from and report any breach, diminishment, disruption, impediment, interference, or other violation pertaining to these Policies; as well as any diminishment, impediment, or interference with, in any way, the sole ability, discretion, opportunity, and right of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and the sole Founder, Owner and Manager, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, to determine compliance with the Codes and Policies and to have their decision be final and binding and not subject to challenge or appeal.
vi. Your Accordance with Integrity
that any of your activity subject to the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics shall further remain in accordance with the Policy on Organizational Integrity.
vii. Your Accordance with Mission
that any of your activity subject to the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics shall further remain in accordance with the founding mission and purposes of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts, without incompatibility, as described and delineated in the Codes and Policies and the Founder’s Operating Agreement.
viii. Your Knowledge
that you are aware that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts strongly recommends you develop and maintain your knowledge of all the Codes and Policies, and so asks that you read, understand, and regularly visit this section and other communications regarding the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, as well as the Codes and Policies; that you agree that updating this section constitutes legally sufficient notice; and that you therefore acknowledge that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts takes your continued engagement in any activity involving, referring, relating, or otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts as active indication of your current and updated knowledge, understanding, and legally binding acceptance of and agreement to the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics as well as the Codes and Policies, as they are amended from time to time.

II — Your Ethics Understandings

— second, with respect to the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, you understand and adhere to the following:

i. Your Understanding of Ethics
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of ethics as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy.
ii. Your Understanding of Ethics Principles
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of ethics principles as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy, to be fulfilled and respected and not infringed or violated, in any way, by you.
iii. Your Understanding of Ethics Rights
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of ethics rights as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy, to be fulfilled and respected and not infringed or violated, in any way, by you.
iv. Your Understanding of Ethics Protections
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of ethics protections as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy, to be fulfilled and respected and not breached or violated, in any way, by you.
v. Your Understanding of Corporate Mission and Purposes
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of the corporate mission and purposes as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy.
vi. Your Understanding of Humanity
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of human, humanity, humane and spiritual humanism as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy.
vii. Your Understanding of Honor
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of honor and honor codes as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy.
viii. Your Understanding of Integrity
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of integrity and trusts and organizational integrity as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy.
ix. Your Understanding of Respect
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of respect as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy.
x. Your Understanding of Meaningfulness
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of meaning, meaningfulness, intent and purpose as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy.
xi. Your Understanding of Control
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of control and corporate and organizational control as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy.
xii. Your Understanding of Governance
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of governance and corporate and organizational governance as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy.
xiii. Your Understanding of Responsible Stewardship
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of responsible stewardship and corporate and organizational stewardship and attendant responsibilities as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy.
xiv. Your Understanding of Independence
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of independence and corporate and organizational independence as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy.
xv. Your Understanding of Entity Status
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of nongovernmental, nonpolitical, nonreligious and private status and corporate and organizational status that is nongovernmental, nonpolitical, nonreligious and private as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy.
xvi. Your Understanding of Freedoms and Liberties
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of freedoms and liberties as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy.
xvii. Your Understanding of Ethical Research and Care
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of informing, consenting and ethical research and care as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy.
xviii. Your Understanding of Ethical Education and Training
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of informing, consenting and ethical education and training as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy.
xix. Your Understanding of Confidentiality and Privacy
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of confidentiality and privacy as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy.
xx. Your Understanding of Transparency
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of transparency and reasonable corporate and organizational transparency as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy.
xxi. Your Understanding of Inclusiveness and Diversity
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of inclusiveness and diversity as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy.
xxii. Your Understanding of Review and Evaluation
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of review and evaluation as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy.
xxiii. Your Understanding of Legal Compliance
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of legal compliance as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy.
xxiv. Your Understanding of Duty to Report
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of duty to report and inform as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy.
xxv. Your Understanding of Incompatibility
that you have read, understood, consented to, and agreed to be legally bound by and abide by understandings of violation and incompatibility as they are defined and provided for in applicable law and regulation, and by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in the Codes and Polices, including as delineated in this Policy.

III — Your Ethics Commitments

— third, given the aforementioned, your commitment to this understanding of ethics, of ethics principles, of ethics rights, and of their protections shall entail the following:

i. Basis for Your Activities
its basis for any activity you engage in with respect to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts — including the divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, as well as the Products and Services — and that any such activities you engage in shall be free of any incompatibility with, inconsistency with, or violation of the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics or any equivalent or applicable law or regulation.
ii. Commitment to Ethics
that this commitment include but not be limited to upholding for every person at The Ikoku Charitable Trusts the most humane, protective, respectful, robust and strictest interpretations of ethics, including as such ethics are provided for in the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, in the Codes and Policies, and in applicable law and regulation.
iii. Commitment to Ethics Principles, Rights and Protections
that this commitment include but not be limited to upholding for every person at The Ikoku Charitable Trusts the most humane, protective, respectful, robust and strictest interpretations of ethics principles, ethics rights and ethics protections, including as such principles, rights and protections are provided for in the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, in the Codes and Policies, and in applicable law and regulation.
iv. Commitment to Respectful and Protective Practices
that you respectfully assist solely via Your Duty as described in the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics and in no way interfere with or impede the reasonable efforts taken by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts to translate the above commitments into practices for developing and maintaining protections pertaining to ethics; for determining compliance with those protections; and for fulfilling, respecting, and safeguarding persons, properties, and interests relating to ethics, ethics processes, ethics principles, ethics rights, and their protections, including but not limited to those delineated in the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics and the Codes and Policies.
v. Commitment to Protections Following and Ahead of the Law
that you also respectfully assist solely via Your Duty as described in the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics and in no way interfere with or impede the reasonable efforts taken by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts to obtain, keep current and comply with required ethics law and regulation, as they pertain to applicable local, state, national and international jurisdictions, including to adopt a coupled approach to legal and substantive protections for ethics derived, in part, from the provision of rights and protections via advances in law and regulation, but also often beyond what the law provides for and protects.

Further Agreement

— and furthermore, by engaging in any activity involving, referring to, relating to, or otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts, any activities, affairs, areas, assets, offices, parts, properties, sections, or equivalent of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts, any activities, affairs, areas, assets, offices, parts, properties, sections, or equivalent of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any activities, affairs, areas, assets, offices, parts, properties, sections, or equivalent of the Products or Services, you accept and agree to the statements, terms, conditions, and requirements described in this section and in the Codes and Policies, regarding the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts, in their entirety without modification, including as amended and updated from time to time by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts, and you further accept and agree to fully inform The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in writing of any knowledge you have regarding any activity subject to this Policy.

Read Further Below

Boy Among Chidlren in Class, Looking at Camera
Children in Classroom, Nakasaki District, Kampala, Uganda, 2017 (Bill Wegener)

Core Principles

Provision

Along with the above principles, the Code of Ethics requires your adherence to correlative principles delineated below.

1 — Mission

Mission. To carry out the founding and charitable mission and purposes of the The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in pursuit of the public good. To have all activities and operations support the mission and purposes. To have all who work for or on behalf of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts understand and be loyal to said mission and purposes. And to have the mission and purposes be responsive to the communities served by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and be of value to the society at large.

2 — Humanity

Humanity. To have as core, central and essential to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts robust notions of humanity and the humane. To refrain from acts of cruelty and indignity to human beings. To ensure that the welfare of an individual person is not diminished, imperiled or sacrificed for the interests of the community, group, or state. And, for the above, to therefore abide by spiritual commitments and principles defined and delineated in the Founder’s Declaration of Trust of The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Charitable Trusts and the Codes and Policies.

3 — Honor

Honor. To conduct and imbue with honor all activities within, with and with respect to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts. To serve The Ikoku Charitable Trusts under code of honor as well as ethics. And to promote through any activities relating to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts environments that value honor.

4 — Integrity

Integrity. To act with integrity in all activities within, with and with respect to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts. To ensure the organizational integrity of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts. And to foster at The Ikoku Charitable Trusts work that values integrity.

5 — Respect

Respect. To hold the fullest and most humane understanding of respect for persons to be essential to the formation, management, and operations of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts. To treat people of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts as individual persons and human beings fully enjoying respect and its substantive ethical benefits, including autonomy, dignity, humanity, integrity and reciprocity. To also have the communities of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts — particularly those they help create, develop, foster, and support — emanate from and be informed by the above understanding of respect.

6 — Meaningfulness

Meaningfulness. To ensure the mission and purposes, as well as activities and operations, of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts are meaningful. To therefore read, interpret and make decisions from codes, policies, communications and documents of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts by following the intent, meaning and purpose as well as the words with which they were written. To not misconstrue them for objectives contrary to those of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts, its founding, or the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku. And to confer — directly, respectfully, in writing — with the Founder where there is conflict, contradiction or question.

7 — Control

Control. To dutifully refrain from diminishing, interfering with or otherwise usurping the control of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts by the sole Founder and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku. To respect the decisions made by said Founder. And to acknowledge and abide by the administration and management of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts by said Founder.

8 — Governance

Governance. To have a governing structure — appointed, approved and administered by the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku — that is responsible for setting the strategic directions of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts as well as oversight of its finances, operations, and policies.

9 — Responsible Stewardship

Responsible Stewardship. To manage all assets and properties of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts both responsibly and prudently — as described in the Founder’s Declaration of Trust of The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Charitable Trusts, and in fiduciary duties delineated in the constituting and governance documents of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts. And to also guide the official persons and communities of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts in accordance with this Founding and Governing Code of Ethics.

10 — Independence

Independence. To hold independence to be crucial to the fulfillment of the founding and charitable mission and purposes of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts. And to have independence be central to a fundamental understanding of the role of philanthropy at The Ikoku Charitable Trusts: to address issues and inequities that have little chance of being adequately attended to, funded, or substantively supported via the expected or typical actions, operations, or processes of governmental and political bodies and offices; of established institutional entities; of established fields of knowledge, practice, representation, and expression; of for-profit industry, markets, and economic sectors; and of perennially low-resource and underrepresented communities and societies.

11 — Nongovernmental, Nonpolitical, Nonreligious, Private

Nongovernmental, Nonpartisan, Nonpolitical, Nonreligious, Private. To hold the nongovernmental, nonpartisan, nonreligious and private nature and status of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts to be essential to fulfilling the founding and charitable mission and purposes of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts. To have such nature and status be a central basis for efforts to promote the public good across the complex affiliations, associations, states and nations that constitute Africa, its global diasporas, and connected or shared societies in which the communities of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts reside. And as with independence, to have the above nature and status help The Ikoku Charitable Trusts do work exactly where corporate, for-profit, governmental, political, religious and other institutional entities have found it most difficult.

12 — Ethics, Freedoms, Liberties

Ethics, Freedoms, Liberties. To take as centrally important the practice of ethics as the examination and analysis of how to determine and do good. To also hold as centrally important the recognition and safeguarding of autonomy, dignity, humanity, and respect as well as the basic, fundamental and natural freedoms, liberties, and rights accorded to all human beings. And to furthermore hold the robust protection of minority rights to be essential to the fulfillment of the founding and charitable mission and purposes of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts.

13 — Informing, Consenting and Ethical Research and Care

Informing, Consenting and Ethical Research and Care. To associate with, engage in, and support only activities that meet the most robust definitions of informing, consenting and ethical research and care. And to have The Ikoku Charitable Trusts associate with, engage in and support only care, research and equivalent activity that abide by the most robust and humane interpretations of applicable guidelines, laws, and regulations, including the Belmont Report, the Declaration of Helsinki, the Nuremberg Code, the United Nations Declaration of Bioethics and Human Rights.

14 — Informing, Consenting and Ethical Education and Training

Informing, Consenting and Ethical Education and Training. To also associate with, engage in, and support only activities that meet the most robust definitions of informing, consenting and ethical research and care. And to have The Ikoku Charitable Trusts associate with, engage in, and support only care, research, and equivalent activity that abide by the most robust and humane interpretations of applicable guidelines, laws, and regulations.

15 — Confidentiality and Privacy

Confidentiality and Privacy. To foreground the most robust protections of confidentiality and privacy as central inspirations for the formation of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts. To consider the confidentiality and privacy of personal biospecimens, data, and information as basic, civil and fundamental rights, and to further consider the privacy of personal life, including but not limited to aspects of life pertaining to body, conversation, home, mind, and thought, as absolute basic, fundamental and natural freedoms, liberties, and rights — all of which are to be guaranteed, safeguarded as well as essential to the fulfillment of the founding and charitable mission and purposes of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts.

16 — Reasonable Transparency

Reasonable Transparency. To also provide, where required, reasonable and timely information to the communities served by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts. To be responsive in a timely manner to reasonable requests for information. And to have such published information accurately and honestly reflect policies and practices.

17 — Accessibility

Accessibility. To endeavor that the sites, spaces, and attendant communities The Ikoku Charitable Trusts creates, benefits, fosters, reaches, and serves become reasonably available to those who abide by this Code of Ethics, and the Codes and Policies, regardless of disability or notions of human, cultural or social difference.

18 — Inclusiveness and Diversity

Inclusiveness and Diversity. To maintain a founding policy of promoting inclusiveness and diversity in the working environments and communities of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts. To take genuine and meaningful steps to promote inclusion in recruitment, hiring, promotion and retention, and in the communities to be reached, served and benefitted by The Ikoku Charitable Trusts.

19 — Review and Evaluation

Review and Evaluation. To periodically review and evaluate for mission alignment and effectiveness at The Ikoku Charitable Trusts. To develop consenting, policy-abiding and lawful means for such review and report — expressly approved and administered by the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku. And to in this manner distill and incorporate lessons learned.

20 — Legal Compliance

Legal Compliance. To remain knowledgeable of and comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and international conventions, subject to full access to and benefit of legal, financial and other professional counsel that is not compromised by the efforts of any individual or entity, private, governmental or otherwise.

21 — Duty to Report and Inform

Duty to Report and Inform. To ensure that the work of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts reflect its founding and charitable mission and purposes by honorably carrying out a duty to promptly report and fully inform the Founder and Original Trustee, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, of any apparent violation of or incompatibility with the charitable mission or purposes, the Code of Ethics, the Codes and Policies, the Declaration of Trust, or equivalent codes, policies, or instruments of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts.

22 — No Violation or Incompatibility

No Violation or Incompatibility — Finally, under no circumstances shall any action, activity, decision, operations, resolution, or their equivalent of or with The Ikoku Charitable Trusts, including any conducted while meeting any fiduciary duties or standards of care or conduct, be in intentional violation of or incompatible with the following:

Founding, Mission or Purpose
the history and founding of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts or ensuing mission or purposes, as described by the Founder in the Codes and Polices, so that any given activity is clearly rather than arguably mission-aligned.
Founding Codes, Policies or Documents
any provision of the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, the Founder’s Declaration of Trust of The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Charitable Trusts, the Codes and Policies, or other formation, administration, management or governance documents or instruments of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts, so that any given activity is clearly rather than arguably policy-abiding.
Consent Policies, Principles or Protections
any provision of the policies, principles, and protections for consent as defined and delineated in the Codes and Policies, so that any given activity is clearly rather than arguably consenting.
Privacy or Confidentiality Policies, Principles or Protections
any provision of the policies, principles, and protections for consent as defined and delineated in the Codes and Policies, so that any given activity is clearly rather than arguably private and confidential.
Applicable Law or Regulation
any provision of applicable state, federal or international law or mandatory guidelines or regulations, including of applicable constitutions, so that a given activity is clearly rather than arguably constitutional and lawful.
As Determined by the Founder
as the above are interpreted, provided for, protected, and determined solely by Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and President of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts.

And furthermore, by engaging in any activity engaging, involving, referring to, relating to, or otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts, any part or section of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts, any part or section of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any part or section of the Products or Services, you accept and agree to the terms, conditions, and requirements described above, in the Code of Ethics, and in the Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification.

Questions

Please send any questions or concerns you may have concerning the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics to policies@ikokutrusts.org.

Hands Raised in a Crowd
Hands Raised, Avel Chuklanov, 2015
Woman with Arm on Head, Smiling
Woman in Joy, Kolkota, India, 2017 (Loren Joseph)
Liberia, March 2019 (Adrianna Van Groningen)
Liberia, March 2019 (Adrianna Van Groningen)

Associated Policies

Provision

As stated earlier, The Ikoku Charitable Trusts User Agreement and Code of Conduct consist of several Codes and Policies that collectively govern all of your activity with, within, for, in reference to and otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts. By continuing, you indicate that you understand that the Codes and Policies include — but are not limited to — the Founding and Mission Statement, the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality, the Terms and Conditions of Use and Service, and the Acceptable Uses Policy along with all Associated Codes and Policies. Access to the aforementioned is provided below.

Founding and Mission

Statement on Founding and Mission of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts (HTML)

Founding Code of Ethics

Founding Code of Ethics (HTML)

Privacy and Confidentiality

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality (HTML)

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Use and Service (HTML)

The Acceptable Uses Policy

Acceptable Use Policy (HTML)

All Policies

All Policies (HTML)

Child Looking Up Among Adult Celebrants
Child at Ceremony, Ikorodu, Nigeria, 2016 (Oshomah Abubakar)
Girl Kneeling in Busy Street
Tibetan Girl, 2017 (Journey Yang)
Woman Seated on Mat on Floor, Holding Fan
Seated by Kpone Katamanso District Assembly Office, Tema, Ghana, 2017 (Nathaniel Tetteh)
Child in Costume Looking at Camera
Niño, Cusco, Peru, 2018 (Ben Ostrower)

Also at The Trusts

As stated earlier, The Ikoku Charitable Trusts is dedicated to fostering philanthropy and good works concerning Africa, its global diasporas and a range of shared societies — toward the betterment of lives across the globe. And so in accordance with the above, The Trusts provides the following:

I.

A Nonprofit Dedicated to Africa

An independent, private, non-profit organization that serves the public interest in Africa and its global diasporas — by advancing education and research and by also supporting creative ideas, civic endeavors and emerging communities, organizations and societies.

II.

Support for a Global and Just Future

A founding mission and ongoing emphases of support for good works that help the public understand Africa’s essential place in a global future, one that is to be more knowledgeable, environmentally sustainable, equitable and of benefit across communities in just societies.

III.

A Vision of the Public Good

A vision of the public good that accounts for the past while ensuring a just and shared future. That draws inspiration from peoples who, despite a history of systemic difficulties, maintain an unyielding belief that the betterment of their human condition will foster the betterment of those living around them and will enhance the present and futures of the regularly disenfranchised, marginalized and underserved.

More About Us

The Ikoku Trusts